Far East Tiantian Zhongwen is a beginning Mandarin Chinese language program designed for students aged 9-12. This series consists of three levels with 6 lessons in each level. Each lesson features a specific topic with relevant learning materials, designed to help learners acquire basic communication skills in everyday Chinese. To assist comprehension and to encourage language use, the book includes vivid pictures, cartoons, and photographs. A variety of listening and speaking activities provide students with opportunities to imitate and repeat the language in meaningful contexts. It is abundant in all kinds of materials designed for different purposes, aimed at making the learning of Chinese more complete and inspiring. There are five components of the book: Textbook, Workbook, Teacher's Guide, CDs, and CD-ROM. Both traditional and simplified characters editions are available.